Frank Pescetti, a longtime resident of E Irvington, has been in the business of installing tiles, stone and marble for over 25 years. He is working very hard restoring the 9-11 wall – located at the Richard Presser park (Webb Field) on Central Ave. 1711 tiles have been salvaged, repaired, cleaned and reassembled tile by tile by Sarah Bracey White and 41 volunteers who spent hundreds of hours at the task so that the mural can be reinstalled and rededicated on the 10th anniversary of the 911 tragedy. The original curator of the project is artist Ron Mineo. The original tiles were removed –many fell down.
The restoration is very slow due to the heat. If the tiles are adhered to the wall in too high a temperature, they will not stay. Therefore, the slow and steady process will insure a beautiful and permanent job. Frank has been in the business of installing tile, stone and marble for over 25 years as well as kitchen and bath renovations. He is pleased to bring his expertise to the project.
If you are on Central Ave between 8AM and noon stop by and say thank you to Frank for his hard work. You can see the progress close. He’s at the wall almost every day, weather permitting.
JOIN US AT OUR SEPTEMBER 11TH CEREMONY…
The Town of Greenburgh, Rotary Clubs International, ArtsWestchester and Sam’s Clubs request the honor of your presence and participation in a special event, Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 10:00am at Presser Park, Hartsdale honoring the memory of Westchester / Town of Greenburgh residents whose lives were lost on September 11, 2001. The event will also celebrate a national as well as international initiative to save lives of children through Rotary International’s Gift of Life project.
Sunday, September 11, 2011 will mark the tenth year since the attack on the World Trade Towers causing the loss of 3,000 lives, many of whom resided in Westchester County and the Town of Greenburgh. The Town of Greenburgh, in partnership with Rotary International and ArtsWestchester, Inc. generated resources to erect the 9/11 Memorial Wall located on the grounds of Presser Park on Central Avenue, Hartsdale. Two years ago, the Memorial Wall, composed of tiles designed by local school children and residents from throughout the county, began to lose tiles resulting in the need for major repair. Due to a generous donation from Sam’s Club, and the committed, dedicated and tireless efforts of Sarah Bracey White, Arts & Culture Director, Town of Greenburgh, along with a team of volunteers that she coordinated to prepare the tiles for restoration, the 9/11 Memorial Wall is now undergoing reconstruction.
We invite your participation on Sunday, September 11, 2011 and hope that you will be able to join us. If you have questions about the program or thoughts how we can make the 10th anniversary a more meaningful experience, please advise town Clerk Judith Beville by calling her at 993 – 1504 or email@example.com